Forgotten U.S. airship crash recalled 80 years later

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Forgotten Airship Disaster
FILE - In this April 23, 1933 file photograph, the wreckage of the naval dirigible USS Akron is brought to the surface of the ocean off the coast of New Jersey. The Akron went down in a violent storm off the New Jersey coast. The disaster claimed 73 lives, more than twice as many as the crash of the Hindenburg, four years later. The USS Akron, a 785-foot dirigible, was in its third year of flight when a violent storm sent it crashing tail-first into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after midnight on April 4, 1933. (AP Photo/File)